The first Merelots is on January 7 right after Christmas and Epihany that is on January 6. The next Remembrance Days of the Dead follow Easter, Feast of the Transfiguration, Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary and the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
This day the priests serve special Divine Liturgy that is followed by the memorial service in memory of those who have passed away. Everyone visits the graves of their relatives and friends after the end of the memorial service.
This holiday is not only aimed to remember the dead relatives and friends. It is reminds people to congratulate their alive relatives and friends, be merciful and kind to others.
Since 2008 Merelots became the official day off in Armenia.Remind me with Google Calendar
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